23 diy painting rooms ideas


7 Top Tools for No-Mess Painting

Tool for painting clean lines on the ceiling or around trim While before-and-afters of painting projects are often breathtaking, there tends to be a little bit of ugly at the end—specifically, the time-consuming cleanup. Fortunately, Hyde Tools is on a mission to design solutions that vanquish spills, splatters, smudges, and uneven application. The ingenious implements you’ll see here will speed you through your next DIY paint job, helping you get professional results with minimal mess and no tedious touch-ups. Top-notch tools like these just might make it fun to put on a fresh coat! This content has been brought to you by Hyde Tools. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila.com.

How To Paint Baseboards WITHOUT Getting Paint On Your Carpet

baseboards More I’ve finally learned the secret of painting your baseboards and NOT getting paint onto your carpeting. It’s a bit time consuming, but so worth it! We had natur…

How to Paint Doors (The Professional Way

How to paint doors the professional way. Good to know. Perfect for my front door project. So you want to paint like a pro? Well, sit back and let me give you some tips and a tutorial for painting a door for starters. Then we’ll work our way around the room. Our doors are all the six panel type. If you have flat (non-panel) versions, you can skip this post and come back later. For the rest of us, get out your paper and pencils and take some notes (does anyone do this anymore?) First gather these materials: (this post contains affiliate links. I make a small percentage if an item is purchased from an affiliate


Best DIY Painting Tools

If you don’t paint every day, “cutting-in” a room can be frustrating. It’s no wonder there have been so many attempts over the years to make a tool that simplifies the task. The Accubrush edge-painting tool is one of the best we’ve tried. It makes cutting-in quick and easy. With just a little practice, you can paint perfectly straight lines along ceilings and moldings. You’ll still have to finish some areas with a brush, though, since the tool can’t paint right up to adjacent edges. Connect … We’ve got a crew of dedicated DIYers here at the magazine, and we spend a lot of time painting. So we’re always on the lookout for stuff that’ll help us get the job done better and faster. We scour the shelves of paint stores, surf the net, and pick the brains of our painting pros to find the latest and greatest as well as the best classic tools and gear. Here’s this year’s collection of painting gear and supplies.

Faux Cement Tile Painted Floors

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17 Painting Tricks That Make Painting Easier

Don’t start another DIY project until you’ve checked out these painting tips. Whether it’s a pallet project or painting room in your house, these will make cleaning a breeze and your finished project just gorgeous. Plan to redecorate or remodel a room? Here are some painting tricks for everything from prep tips to clean up to make that chore a little easier.


The Average DIY Girl’s Guide to Painting Cabinets

The Average DIY Girl’s Guide to Painting Cabinets: Supplies – no professional equipment needed! #DIY #Painting Painting cabinets can be overwhelming, but doesn’t have to be. Follow the simple steps and you’ll have painted cabinets that you love! {without pro tools!}

Whitewash Furniture Correctly

whitewash tutorial – 1 part water, 1 part flat white latex paint. Soak rag in mixture, wring it out, rub over wood. While whitewashing wood grain is still shown through, as the white gives a clean look to the furniture. Whitewash is… Read more »

Tricks To Painting Ikea Furniture (+ What Not To Do)

There is a CRUCIAL TRICK to painting Ikea furniture that is laminate! I’ve tried painting Billy bookcases before and it was an epic fail, but this looks like it works. YAY! There is a VITAL TRICK to painting Ikea furniture! I’ve tried painting Billy bookcases before and it was an epic fail, but this time it worked!


How To Paint a Room

How To Paint a Room in 10 Easy Steps: a complete tutorial with everything you need to know (including what products to use!). This is great! Hey ya’ll! Today we’re talking about another one of your FAQS: How to paint a room. Painting a room seems really easy to me now, but I remember how daunting it can be if you’ve never done it before. Let’s not forget, four years ago I had never held a paintbrush, and I didn’t even know where to find such a thing. What’s this Depot of the Homes you speak of? And who is this ‘Lowe’ fellow? You mean Rob? So, needless to say, I’ve learned a few things through the years. And through all of my awkward trials and errors, I eventually figured out the best way to paint a room. These days, I can finish a room in about 3 hours tops, and it usually looks pretty great. It wasn’t always that way. But let’s not dwell. So, let’s get started with the basic supplies you’ll need to paint a room. There are an insane amount of paint supplies on the market. I’ve tried so many different products, and most of them get the job done. Listed below are my favorite items that I usually use on each job, just to make things easier on you. If you find something that works even better, let a girl know. Paint tray Tray liners (You can also use tinfoil or a plastic bag, but I honestly prefer the liners. They make cleanup so easy.) Dap White Latex Caulk, caulk gun, and caulk finishing tool (Great for filling in the gaps between the trim and walls) Spackling paste (Great for filling holes in the drywall.) Sanding sponge (Used to smooth spackle after it’s dry…sandpaper also works, but I prefer using a sanding sponge.) Drop cloth Roller frame Extension pole (great for tall walls and ceilings) Roller covers(for smooth to semi-smooth surfaces) Mini foam trim roller (Great for smoothing brush marks if also painting trim.) Wooster angled paint brush (I won’t paint without mine.) HANDy Paint Cup ( a paint cup with a magnetic brush holder that makes edging in along the corners SO much easier) Paint for walls (I usually use Behr, Glidden, or Valspar paint. I use flat paint for the walls and semi-gloss paint for the trim.) Paint for trim (I usually use Behr Ultra White in a semi-gloss finish.) Above links are Amazon affiliate links. Once you have your supplies, it’s time to paint. I’ve broken the process down into 10 steps. Not all of them are necessary for every job, so if they don’t apply to you, rejoice and skip to the next. 1. Cover the floor with dropcloths. Definitely don’t skip this part. You will fling paint somewhere random, no matter how daintily you paint. I prefer the plastic ones because they’re cheap. Plus, let’s be honest, every time I buy a real one I tend to hack it up and make a headboard or something. 2. Fill any holes or imperfections in the drywall with spackling paste. Wait for the spackle to dry, and then sand it even with the wall using your sanding sponge. That way when you paint over the patch, you won’t even see it and it will look good as new. Our walls were really beat up after sanding off the stain debacle, so we had to repair tons of holes and dents in the drywall before we painted. While we were at it, we removed another 1970’s relic from the house, which had become extra visible since knocking down the hallway wall. Remember the doorbell? Well, Jesse turned off the electricity, did a little digging, and just decided to remove the doorbell and the broken smoke detector next to it (There’s another one that actually works on the ceiling.). So, we patched it using some drywall repair patches (affiliate link), which are excellent if you have large holes in the drywall. Then, we just covered the patches with spackle, let it dry, sanded it smooth, then painted over it. Oops… lengthy hallway ramble. Moving on. 3. Remove all outlet plates. There was a time when I used to just paint around these things, but I live, I learn, I remove outlet plates. All you need is a screwdriver. 4. Make sure the walls are clean by wiping off all the dust or grime with a damp cloth. 5. Use paintable caulk to fill in any gaps between the walls and trim. Put the caulk in your caulk gun, cut off the tip of the caulk tube with scissors, then squeeze it in a straight line along the top of the trim where the gap is. Then use a rag to wipe up the excess. (You can also use a caulk finishing tool, but I usually just use a rag.) This step takes a little extra time, but I never skip it. It just makes everything look so seamless and professional. Here’s a really great short video that shows how to caulk trim. It’s exactly how I do it. 6. If you have areas (like trimwork or ceilings) that you don’t want painted, you can use painter’s tape to prevent paint from getting on those areas. Make sure to press firmly along the edge of the tape to prevent the paint from bleeding underneath. Once you’re done painting, remove the tape while the paint is still wet. If the paint dries onto the tape before you’re done (or if you just forget), use an exacto knife to cut the tape off. This will prevent the tape from pulling up your paint. These days, I rarely use painter’s tape anymore. My little Wooster paint brush is so precise that I just don’t need it. It makes edging in around corners, ceilings, and trim so easy, and I never paint without it these days. It’s about $5 and worth every penny. 7. Prime if needed. I prefer to use a paint and primer in one to save time, but if you’re painting over any really dark paint colors, it’s usually good to apply a coat of primer separately before you paint. If I have to do this step, I usually go with Zinsser or Kilz. Just make sure you get the water based kind, as you’ll most likely be using water based latex paint. 8. Start painting. When it comes to paint, most of the time I end up using Behr Premium Plus Ultra in flat for my walls. It’s affordable and provides great coverage. In all honesty, Home Depot is closer to my house. So, feel free to Valspar it up if you’d like. I have many times before, and the results are just as good. 🙂 When I start painting, I always edge in first. Edging in is when you paint around the corners of the room with a paintbrush. It gets the paint in all of the spots that the roller can’t get, and it creates a nice clean line along the ceiling, etc. I use my Wooster brush to paint along the top edge of the trim (unless it’s missing, like right now after the flooring was installed), ceiling, and corners. I hold the brush the narrow way, opposite of the way you would usually hold it, and this gives me a really nice straight line where I need it. Do yourself a favor and get one of these little Handy paint cups. It has a little handle on the outside, and a little magnet on the inside that you can attach your brush to. I use it every single time I paint. Another thing I can’t paint without is my little stepladder. One of Jesse’s coworkers gave it to him when we we got married and I assume it went something like this: ‘Hey man, welcome to married life. You’re a husband now. Here’s a stepladder.’ And I’ve seriously used it about 9,000 times since. He was clearly a man who knew what he was talking about. 9. After I’m done edging in, I use my roller to cover the rest of the walls. I try to cover about a 3-5 foot section at a time, moving my roller back and forth until the section is fully covered in paint. I paint in a ‘M’ motion to prevent roller marks. Keep a wet edge, and work from dry to wet. When the first coat has dried, repeat with a second coat if needed. 10. Once your paint is dry, you’re done. You can clean up and get back to living a normal life. Or you can be like me and still have 800 things to do. Also, ignore my back deck. It knows not what it do. A note about trim: If you also need to paint your trim, you have two options: #1: remove and paint, or #2: Leave it on and paint it while it’s attached. You may remember that the first time I painted the house several years ago, I left the majority of the trim on the walls, and just painted it while it was attached. If you’re doing it that way, you’ll most likely want to paint your trim before you paint your walls, and then edge in with your wall paint. It’s just easier that way. You can find that tutorial here. In my current situation, we had to remove all of the trim to install the floors, and so we decided to replace all of the 1970’s trim with more substantial trim. So, we are currently in the process of installing and painting the trim, after we painted. Expect me to blog about that in 2017…or at least a few weeks. And that, friends, is how you paint a room. I hope this helps answer some of the questions that you may have. There’s still nothing in any of our rooms right now (although we did move the couches upstairs this week. Miracle.), so most of the rooms are just big empty boxes. But, if you’re curious…I did include a few pics of the kitchen and living room in the post earlier this week in case you missed it. I’ll be back soon to share more! In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some Cheese. She seems to really appreciate my new floor registers/air vent things. Just look at her little foot caressing it. Girl knows an upgrade when she see it. That’s all, ya’ll! ‘Til next time! Follow my blog with Follow my blog on or or Subscribe to LiveLoveDIY with email! Enter your email address: –>

DIY Pumpkin Decor with Waverly Inspirations Fabrics

DIY Painted Waverly Fabric Halloween pumpkin. Mod podge some fabric onto a plastic/foam craft pumpkin. Create your own DIY pumpkin decor for the season using Waverly Inspirations Chalk, Mod Podge, and coordinating Waverly Inspirations fabrics!

Parlor Lace Wall Stencil

Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils The Parlor Lace allover wall stencil is a perfect addition to our Lace Stencil Collection. A soft and romantic allover lace stencil that is perfect for stenciling a feature wall or a whole room with a custom DIY wallpaper effect. Great for stenciling curtains or a tablecloth as well! This stencil includes a FREE ceiling filler stencil element to finish the pattern easily at your ceiling line. Details Stencil Ideas How To Stencil Stencil Advantages Customer Care Stencil Pattern Size: 20.25″w x 32.25″hStencil Sheet Size: 22.25″w x 34.25″h Single Layer DesignSKU#: 6153Full tutorial here: Paint Your Own Indigo Wallpaper Look with Wall Stencils Damask and allover stencil patterns offer many elegant decorating options for more formal home decor schemes and create the look of expensive wallpaper at a fraction of the cost. We share some great allover pattern stenciling ideas below, and you will find many more on our Paint + Pattern blog. Check out how this stencil is used in Lovely Lace Stencils for Sweet Stenciled Spaces, Closet Makeover with Stencils, and Stenciled Christmas Table Setting. These large stencils are designed to allow you to stencil wall areas quickly. Wrap a room in luxurious pattern by stenciling a wallpaper look with our Damask stencil designs. For an elegant look, try stenciling an allover wall stencil patterns with a tone-on-tone effect. Choose a stencil paint color that is just slightly darker or lighter than your base color for a subtle stencil treatment that is easy to live with and decorate around. Pretty metallic allover pattern finishes are easy to achieve by stenciling with our specially designed Royal Stencil Creme paint Choose Pearl Oyster Royal Stencil Creme for a soft look over pastel colors or try Antique Gold Royal Stencil Creme on dark colors for a bit more drama. Go for the unexpected! Stencil Damask pattern designs in bold, bright colors for a more modern look. Use allover stencil patterns on just an accent wall for a smaller scale project with a big impact. Paint a custom wallpaper look by stenciling behind the bed in a bedroom, on a fireplace wall in a living room, or a feature wall in a formal dining room. Damask stencils are NOT just for walls! They work equally well on stenciled ceilings, floors, furniture and even fabric stencil projects. Learn how to recreate this stencil design with this instructional PDF.Stenciling is a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to customize and update any surface in your house with paint, including walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and fabric. Stenciling is generally done using either stencil brushes or stencil rollers. You can stencil with craft acrylic paints, latex wall paint, or our specially designed Royal Stencil Creme paints. The key to successful stencil projects is to use a “dry” brush or roller that has been offloaded to remove the excess paint that can seep under the stencil. Are you ready to try stenciling? We have created a series of How to Stencil tutorials here that guide you through the basic stenciling techniques with Royal Design Studio stencils. Quick Links:How to Stencil Basics How to Stencil Walls How to Stencil Furniture How to Stencil Fabric How to Stencil Floors Our stencils are laser cut in our San Diego studio from durable 10mil Mylar plastic sheets. With minimal care, stencils can be used repeatedly for many different projects and on multiple surfaces. Use them to stencil patterns on walls, wood, concrete, furniture, tile, fabric paper, cork, canvas, and more. Decorating with stencils is economical! All you need are some basic Stencil supplies and paint to create a patterned wall or surface at a fraction of the cost of wallpaper. Stencils give you endless custom color options. Simply choose the best stencil paint color to match your décor to create a coordinated look. There is a Royal Stencil pattern available for every decorating style! We are continuously updating our stencil collections to offer you everything from timeless patterns to the latest design trends. Stenciling is easy to learn, fun to do, and provides you with a rewarding decorating project you will be proud to share! Visit our How to Stencil pages to get started now… Contact Us:Order Line: (800) 747-9767  Email: sales@royaldesignstudio.comOffice Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (PST)Shipping Policy: WE STOCK ALL OF OUR STENCILS AND SHIP FAST! All orders typically ship the same or next business day via your choice of USPS or FedEx delivery, including expedited and international shipping. You can select your shipping preference upon checkout. Domestic shipping delivery times to most contiguous US locations is 2 to 5 business days. International options available. You will be emailed a tracking link upon shipment for your convenience. Click here for more shipping info.Refunds and Exchanges: At Royal Design Studio we stand behind the quality of products and strive to provide the best possible Customer Care. We want you to be happy with your order, and understand that circumstances (and minds!) can change. We offer an easy, painless 30 day Refund and Exchange Policy on unused, unopened, and undamaged stencils and painting supplies. Click here for full details, instructions, and restrictions.


Painting Wood Cabinets – One Room Challenge – Week 3

5 Easy steps to painting wood cabinets perfectly! Get it done right the first time… DIY painting tips for a ultra smooth, factory finish in your bathroom and kitchen. Time for another week of the One Room Challenge, where bloggers have six weeks to completely transform a room in their home. Let’s see where where my main bathroom is at this week. Paint might just be the best thing ever. Amiright? It’s cheap, it’s impactful, it’s usually pretty easy to do, and even if …

craft room storage ideas and tour of my creative space

Take a look at this fun craft room tour by 365 Days of Crafts! This 6-tier paint storage is a thing of beauty! Craft room storage ideas before and afters. Marker storage, paint storage and fabric stash storage ideas. DIY storage ideas for craft and sewing supplies.

The Easy Way to Paint Furniture (like a pro)

paint furniture hmmmmmmmmm, I actually have these very same chairs, although one is now toast and another is breaking. I wouldn’t choose white, but this might be a nice change. http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2014/08/easy-way-paint-furniture-like-pro.html?utm_content=buffer9590b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer A step by step free tutorial on how to paint furniture like a pro. Tons of tips and tricks to getting a professional finish on your own!


Floral Letter Canvas by CharmingCanvases on Etsy

A step by step free tutorial on how to paint furniture like a pro. Tons of tips and tricks to getting a professional finish on your own!

Bathroom Vanity Makeover – Easy DIY Home Paint Project. Paint suggestions and easy DIY tutorial for painting bathroom cabinets black with paint from @lowes . PaintWithLowes #AD

A step by step free tutorial on how to paint furniture like a pro. Tons of tips and tricks to getting a professional finish on your own!

Painting 101: The Complete Guide On How To Paint A Room

Painting 101 | How to paint a room | Tips on painting interior walls | Step-by-step painting tutorial | how to prep for wall painting | How to choose a paint sheen | How to store paint | Painting techniques | TheNavagePatch.com Painting a room isn’t as easy as loading up a roller and slapping it on the walls. From picking your paint to prepping the walls to painting, we’ll show you how to do it the right way. We’ll also share our tips & tricks to make the job go smoother and quicker. If you want to learn how to paint a room – come on in!


How to Prep a Room for Paint like a Pro!

Tip #4: SWIFFER DUST ALL OF YOUR WALLS. {from 7 Things You Need to Do Before You Ever Pick Up a Paintbrush! {or how to prep a room for paint like a pro} Before you ever pick up a paintbrush, you need to be sure to do these 7 things! Prep your room like a pro!

5 Mistakes to Avoid when Painting Cabinets

I learned a lot when painting our bathroom cabinets. Avoid these mistakes when painting cabinets and you’ll paint your cabinets right the first time! Avoid these mistakes when painting cabinets and you’ll paint your cabinets right the first time!

The Beginner’s Guide to Painting Cabinets

Beginner’s Guide to Painting Cabinets | Bless’er House If you’re a cabinet painting newbie, the beginner’s guide to painting cabinets will eliminate all of the guess work. You can do it! I believe in you!


5 Quick Tips for Painting a Rug with a Pro Look

If you’re decorating on a budget, this article is a must-read. We’ll show you how to paint a rug and provide you with tips on how to do so to achieve a high-end look. Creating a DIY painted rug can completely change the feel of a room. Don’t pay for an overpriced rug. Instead, follow these easy tips to create a DIY look you love—without breaking your budget.

Mit Wachsmalstiften und einem Fön machst du dieses wunderschöne Bild von buntem Regen.

Don’t pay for an overpriced rug. Instead, follow these easy tips to create a DIY look you love—without breaking your budget.



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